Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States and the county seat of Bergen County. Although informally called Hackensack, it was officially named New Barbadoes Township until 1921. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 43,010.. An inner-ring suburb of New York City, Hackensack is located approximately 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Midtown Manhattan, and about 7 miles (11 km) from the George Washington Bridge. From a number of locations one can see the New York City skyline.
Points of interest
First Dutch Reformed Church (“Church on The Green”); built 1696. In 1696 Major Berry donated land for the First Dutch Reformed Church, erected in that same year, (which still stands in Hackensack today as the oldest church in Bergen County and the second oldest church in New Jersey). The following is list of notable people buried in the Church's adjoining cemetery:
- Enoch Poor, one of George Washington’s officers.
- Richard Varick, former mayor of the city of New York and former New York Attorney General
- Interment records for First Dutch Reformed Churchyard
Bergen County's largest newspaper, The Record, a publication of the North Jersey Media Group had called Hackensack its home until moving to Woodland Park. Its 33 acres (13 ha) campus is now largely abandoned and likely to be redeveloped for mixed use office/retail/residential, in associated with the river walkway project.
New Jersey Naval Museum and the World War II submarine USS Ling, a Balao class submarine, and several smaller water vessels and artifacts. The museum is open select weekdays for group tours.
Other points of interest within the city include the Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack River County Park, Borg's Woods Nature Preserve, the Ice House rink, the Bergen County Court House and the Bergen Museum of Art & Science.